Drone footage shows Sydney's lockdown beaches

The Greater Sydney area entered a hard two-week lockdown on June 26 as authorities tried to contain a fast-spreading outbreak of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant in Australia's largest city.

New South Wales on Monday (July 5) said the next two days would be "absolutely critical" in deciding whether the lockdown, set to end on July 9, will have to be extended amid rising Delta variant cases.

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